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Old 07-07-2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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connection refused on FTP


I'm Running SuSE 9.3

I cannot access my ftp server outside of the local machine. I receive the follwing error from within Konqueror:

An Error occured....
Could not connect to host

if I try it from the commandline I receive the following error:

ftp: connect: Connection refused

However, I can ftp the server from itself. I have also disabled my firewall completely, with no luck.

Anonymous access is denied and login is provided through a local user account that has login access, but is limited to the ftp group.

Any Ideas?


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Here is my pure-ftp.conf file.
# Cage in every user in his home directory
ChrootEveryone yes

# If the previous option is set to "no", members of the following group
# won't be caged. Others will be. If you don't want chroot()ing anyone,
# just comment out ChrootEveryone and TrustedGID.
# TrustedGID 100

# Turn on compatibility hacks for broken clients
BrokenClientsCompatibility no

# Maximum number of simultaneous users
MaxClientsNumber 2

# Fork in background
Daemonize yes

# Maximum number of sim clients with the same IP address
MaxClientsPerIP 6

# If you want to log all client commands, set this to "yes".
# This directive can be duplicated to also log server responses.
VerboseLog no

# Allow dot-files
AllowDotFiles yes

# List dot-files even when the client doesn't send "-a".
DisplayDotFiles no

# Don't allow authenticated users - have a public anonymous FTP only.
AnonymousOnly no

# Disallow anonymous connections. Only allow authenticated users.
NoAnonymous yes

# Syslog facility (auth, authpriv, daemon, ftp, security, user, local*)
# The default facility is "ftp". "none" disables logging.
SyslogFacility ftp

# Display fortune cookies
FortunesFile /usr/share/fortune/zippy

# Don't resolve host names in log files. Logs are less verbose, but
# it uses less bandwidth. Set this to "yes" on very busy servers or
# if you don't have a working DNS.
DontResolve yes

# Maximum idle time in minutes (default = 15 minutes)
MaxIdleTime 10

# LDAP configuration file (see README.LDAP)
# LDAPConfigFile /etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd-ldap.conf

# MySQL configuration file (see README.MySQL)
# MySQLConfigFile /etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd-mysql.conf

# Postgres configuration file (see README.PGSQL)
# PGSQLConfigFile /etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd-pgsql.conf

# PureDB user database (see README.Virtual-Users)
# PureDB /etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd.pdb

# Path to pure-authd socket (see README.Authentication-Modules)
# If you want to enable PAM authentication, uncomment the following line
PAMAuthentication yes

# If you want simple Unix (/etc/passwd) authentication, uncomment this
# UnixAuthentication yes

# Please note that LDAPConfigFile, MySQLConfigFile, PAMAuthentication and
# UnixAuthentication can be used only once, but they can be combined
# together. For instance, if you use MySQLConfigFile, then UnixAuthentication,
# the SQL server will be asked. If the SQL authentication fails because the
# user wasn't found, another try # will be done with /etc/passwd and
# /etc/shadow. If the SQL authentication fails because the password was wrong,
# the authentication chain stops here. Authentication methods are chained in
# the order they are given.

# 'ls' recursion limits. The first argument is the maximum number of
# files to be displayed. The second one is the max subdirectories depth
LimitRecursion 2000 8

# Are anonymous users allowed to create new directories ?
AnonymousCanCreateDirs no

# If the system is more loaded than the following value,
# anonymous users aren't allowed to download.
MaxLoad 4

# Port range for passive connections replies. - for firewalling.
# PassivePortRange 30000 50000

# Force an IP address in PASV/EPSV/SPSV replies. - for NAT.
# Symbolic host names are also accepted for gateways with dynamic IP
# addresses.

# ForcePassiveIP

# Upload/download ratio for anonymous users.
# AnonymousRatio 1 10

# Upload/download ratio for all users.
# This directive superscedes the previous one.
# UserRatio 1 10

# Disallow downloading of files owned by "ftp", ie.
# files that were uploaded but not validated by a local admin.
AntiWarez yes

# IP address/port to listen to (default=all IP and port 21).
# Bind,21

# Maximum bandwidth for anonymous users in KB/s
# AnonymousBandwidth 8

# Maximum bandwidth for *all* users (including anonymous) in KB/s
# Use AnonymousBandwidth *or* UserBandwidth, both makes no sense.
# UserBandwidth 8

# File creation mask. <umask for files>:<umask for dirs> .
# 177:077 if you feel paranoid.
Umask 177:077

# Minimum UID for an authenticated user to log in.
MinUID 100

# Allow FXP transfers for authenticated users.
AllowUserFXP no

# Allow anonymous FXP for anonymous and non-anonymous users.
AllowAnonymousFXP no

# Users can't delete/write files beginning with a dot ('.')
# even if they own them. If TrustedGID is enabled, this group
# will have access to dot-files, though.
ProhibitDotFilesWrite yes

# Prohibit *reading* of files beginning with a dot (.history, .ssh...)
ProhibitDotFilesRead no

# Never overwrite files. When a file whoose name already exist is uploaded,
# it get automatically renamed to file.1, file.2, file.3, ...
AutoRename yes

# Disallow anonymous users to upload new files (no = upload is allowed)
AnonymousCantUpload yes

# Only connections to this specific IP address are allowed to be
# non-anonymous. You can use this directive to open several public IPs for
# anonymous FTP, and keep a private firewalled IP for remote administration.
# You can also only allow a non-routable local IP (like 10.x.x.x) to
# authenticate, and keep a public anon-only FTP server on another IP.

# If you want to add the PID to every logged line, uncomment the following
# line.
#LogPID yes

# Create an additional log file with transfers logged in a Apache-like format :
# - jedi [13/Dec/1975:19:36:39] "GET /ftp/linux.tar.bz2" 200 21809338
# This log file can then be processed by www traffic analyzers.
# AltLog clf:/var/log/pureftpd.log

# Create an additional log file with transfers logged in a format optimized
# for statistic reports.
# AltLog stats:/var/log/pureftpd.log

# Create an additional log file with transfers logged in the standard W3C
# format (compatible with most commercial log analyzers)
# AltLog w3c:/var/log/pureftpd.log

# Disallow the CHMOD command. Users can't change perms of their files.
NoChmod yes

# Allow users to resume and upload files, but *NOT* to delete them.
#KeepAllFiles yes

# Automatically create home directories if they are missing
#CreateHomeDir yes

# Enable virtual quotas. The first number is the max number of files.
# The second number is the max size of megabytes.
# So 1000:10 limits every user to 1000 files and 10 Mb.
#Quota 1000:10

# If your pure-ftpd has been compiled with standalone support, you can change
# the location of the pid file. The default is /var/run/
#PIDFile /var/run/

# If your pure-ftpd has been compiled with pure-uploadscript support,
# this will make pure-ftpd write info about new uploads to
# /var/run/pure-ftpd.upload.pipe so pure-uploadscript can read it and
# spawn a script to handle the upload.
#CallUploadScript yes

# This option is useful with servers where anonymous upload is
# allowed. As /var/ftp is in /var, it save some space and protect
# the log files. When the partition is more that X percent full,
# new uploads are disallowed.
MaxDiskUsage 99

# Set to 'yes' if you don't want your users to rename files.
NoRename yes

# Be 'customer proof' : workaround against common customer mistakes like
# 'chmod 0 public_html', that are valid, but that could cause ignorant
# customers to lock their files, and then keep your technical support busy
# with silly issues. If you're sure all your users have some basic Unix
# knowledge, this feature is useless. If you're a hosting service, enable it.
CustomerProof yes

# Per-user concurrency limits. It will only work if the FTP server has
# been compiled with --with-peruserlimits (and this is the case on
# most binary distributions) .
# The format is : <max sessions per user>:<max anonymous sessions>
# For instance, 3:20 means that the same authenticated user can have 3 active
# sessions max. And there are 20 anonymous sessions max.
# PerUserLimits 3:20

# When a file is uploaded and there is already a previous version of the file
# with the same name, the old file will neither get removed nor truncated.
# Upload will take place in a temporary file and once the upload is complete,
# the switch to the new version will be atomic. For instance, when a large PHP
# script is being uploaded, the web server will still serve the old version and
# immediatly switch to the new one as soon as the full file will have been
# transfered. This option is incompatible with virtual quotas.
# NoTruncate yes

# This option can accept three values :
# 0 : disable SSL/TLS encryption layer (default).
# 1 : accept both traditional and encrypted sessions.
# 2 : refuse connections that don't use SSL/TLS security mechanisms,
# including anonymous sessions.
# Do _not_ uncomment this blindly. Be sure that :
# 1) Your server has been compiled with SSL/TLS support (--with-tls),
# 2) A valid certificate is in place,
# 3) Only compatible clients will log in.
# TLS 1

# Listen only to IPv4 addresses in standalone mode (ie. disable IPv6)
# By default, both IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled.
IPV4Only yes

# Listen only to IPv6 addresses in standalone mode (ie. disable IPv4)
# By default, both IPv4 and IPv6 are enabled.
# IPV6Only yes

Last edited by jsheffie; 07-07-2005 at 12:01 PM.
Old 07-07-2005, 12:05 PM   #2
Brian Knoblauch
Registered: Jan 2005
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Is FTP allowed in the /etc/hosts.allow file?
Old 07-07-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Florida, USA
Distribution: Suse 10.0, OSX.4, Solaris 10
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Ok... That did it.



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